Translation: vintage furniture and unusual objects for children and adults. Oh Edmond, you had us at bonjour. We could stare at the gallery of photographs featuring gorgeous objects and cute kids forever.
My son spends endless hours parked in his P'kolino Little Reader chair. I appreciate the clean lines and solid construction, he loves stashing books in its side pockets and holding court in our living room like a little pasha. I went to order two more chairs for my twin daughters when I came across the Sofa Sleeper from the same collection. Eureka!
While we love the idea of a cozy spot to read, we're just not bean bag people, so we've made due with floor pillows. But leave it to the Swedes to rethink the bean bag and turn it into a Mountain Pouf:
We can't look at these without thinking of Springtime. It's a new, kid-friendly modular furniture line called Dots and Dashes, and the bright colors and fun shapes are just what we need to perk up our chilly, snowed-in spirits.
We've seen cardboard chairs before, but the Rip + Tatter by Pete Oyler is something different. Instead of overlooking the fact that it's constructed of cardboard, Oyler's chair works with the medium, creating a special aesthetic that is unusual and playful.
Studio Concept Project One has just released a lovely new line of children's furniture. The simple forms are American made, using Baltic birch multi-ply, hand-laid walnut veneer faces and Formica laminate.
If the couch is for tv, then make a nook all about the book. Kirstin and her husband created this terrific little reading spot in their son Burke's playroom from simple materials - perfect for cozying up in on a cold winter's day.
The Jules Jr. has a downscaled seat size and 15" minimum height to provide a comfortable perch for doing homework and other desk duties. The clean, minimalist design is unobtrusive without being boring.